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Seed Radio Confluence at SIU Touch of Nature on April 23rd


April 14, 2022

Seed Radio Confluence at SIU Touch of Nature on April 23rd

by Kamaria Harmon

CARBONDALE, Illinois – Artists and scholars will develop an understanding of radio art during Seed Radio, The Confluence of Radio Art, Space and Place at the Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

During the all-day event, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., attendees will participate in workshops and panel discussions and hear works by students and featured artists at the concert that evening. All events are free and open to the public.

SIU audio arts teacher and Seed Radio organizer Jay Needham said the purpose of the confluence is to connect like-minded people and give attendees a chance to consider the culture around ecology. and its relationship to technology.

“This is a gathering of artists and scholars interested in the connections between listening and performance that deepen our understanding of ecological art,” he said.

Seed Radio is inspired by a written piece created by featured artist Anna Friz and published by Future Farmers, a collective of artists working in various media. Friz examined the relationship between radio and seeds, highlighting the term “broadcast”. It is a reference to both the casting of seeds in the sense of spreading wild and agricultural plants and the sense of transmitting radio waves.


  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Seed Radio workshop and introductory performance.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. – Round table: “The Confluence of Radio, Space and Place”
  • 7 to 9 p.m. – Final performance by Seed Radio, featuring artists Anna Friz, Jeff Kolar, Stephan Moore and Jay Needham.

The performance and workshops will also be streamed on twitch.tv/seedradio .

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Sponsoring partners include Touch of Nature, School of Media Arts, Artspace 304, City of Carbondale, Regional Arts Organization, Northwestern University, Wave Farm/WGXC 90.7-FM, and New York State Programming Partner and GLASS, the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies.

Questions can be directed to organizer Jay Needham at [email protected] or visit his website jayneedham.net.